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Is it time to fix your interest rate?

Posted by Mark Attard on 4 July 2017
Is it time to fix your interest rate?
It is one of the most common questions we get asked. Should I fix the interest rate on my loan? Below are the things you need to consider and talk through with us before making the right decision for you. Principle and Interest Home loans Most lenders offer better rates for Principle and Interest (P&I) repayments. They also offer better rates where your total loan limit is 80% or below the value of your home. Given the increase in property prices in Melbourne and Sydney...
Posted in: Debt real estate Interest rates Financial planning Investment Home loans Upgrading your Home Smart Money Management Reducing Debt  

Are finance apps the new gym membership?

Posted by Chris Collard on 20 June 2017
Are finance apps the new gym membership?
We're downloading finance apps more than ever before, but are they really helping you set and get your money goals? It seems everywhere we turn there's commentary about interest rates, how the banks are managing the changes in regulations and opinion around a potential property bubble. What's more, the information varies depending on the author's 'spin'. Little wonder a recent study found 30 per cent of people find dealing with money stressful and overwhelmi...
Posted in: Online finance tools Best finance apps  

Checklist for buying a house

Posted by Chris Collard on 13 June 2017
Checklist for buying a house
If you're in the market for a new property, follow this checklist to make sure you have considered your money management, the property location, exterior and interior before making an offer. There's no doubt buying a new home can be overwhelming with many considerations to make and pros and cons to way up. After all, it's a huge investment so you want to choose the right property. To help, we've created this extensive checklist for buying a house. Use it during your...
Posted in: real estate Property Property Investment Home loans Buying a house Moving house First Home Buyers  

Things to remember when moving house

Posted by Chris Collard on 13 June 2017
Things to remember when moving house
Moving house does not have to be stressful if you follow these tips before and during the big day. Moving house can be hectic, but with this checklist you can keep track of your finances and furniture without too much stress! One month to go
A month before you move is the perfect time for cleaning out anything you don't need to take with you sell or donate unwanted items and arrange for a council bin collection for anything left over. It's also worth pre-booking your remo...
Posted in: real estate Property Home loans Moving house  

Michael & Cassie's Story

Posted by Chris Collard on 8 June 2017
Michael & Cassie's Story
Building our dream home. For some time we had been thinking about building our dream home, but just weren't sure if it was possible and achievable. We were living in a home we had purchased 8 years ago and we always knew that it would not be our forever home. We had outgrown our home and we were ready to make the next move, but we were unsure how to go about it. This is when we were referred to John and the team at FinancePath. When we first spoke to John, we explained all our ...
Posted in: real estate Property planning Success Building Wealth  
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